Thai Chicken Tacos

March 21, 2013 by Ali

Thai Chicken Tacos |

What does one make with a fresh batch of Thai Peanut Sauce? Why, Thai Chicken Tacos, of course!!

Ok, ok, I admit that I was initially planning on making a Thai chicken pizza. But the idea occurred to me to skip the step of making the dough and waiting for it to rise (keyword: waiting), and instead just layer the ingredients into some tortillas and call it good!

And holy smokes, were these good!!!

All of the classic Thai chicken pizza flavors came together perfectly in these tacos. I loved the zesty chicken, fresh cabbage, bean sprouts, cilantro and lime juice paired with the lightness of the fresh tortillas. But of course, if I’m going to be honest, the peanut sauce is what really stole the show. I’ve decided that peanut sauce is pretty much the “Nutella” of the savory world for me…it always turns each dish into a winner. So good!

But perhaps the best part of these Thai chicken tacos that they literally took less than 15 minutes to make. Just saute up the chicken, add the fixin’s, drizzle with peanut sauce and sprinkle with lime juice, and these are on the table and ready to be¬†inhaled enjoyed in no time. :)

Easy. Peasy.

(I wonder how you say that in Thai?)

Thai Chicken Tacos |

Thai Chicken Tacos

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 4-6 tacos


  • 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 3 Tbsp. rice vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 4-6 small tortillas
  • 2 cups shredded cabbage
  • 1 cup bean sprouts
  • 1/2 cup Thai peanut sauce, homemade or storebought
  • 1 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions


In a large bowl or a Ziplock bag, toss the bite-sized chicken pieces with the rice vinegar and soy sauce until evenly coated. Let marinate for anywhere from 15 minutes to 4 hours.

In a large saucepan, heat oil over medium-high heat. Remove chicken from marinade with a slotted spoon, and add to pan. Season immediately with salt and pepper. Saute for 5-7 minutes, turning occasionally, until the chicken is cooked through and no longer pink inside. Remove chicken from pan and set aside.

Lay out tortillas on a work surface. Portion out the shredded cabbage, bean sprouts and cooked chicken into the center of each tortilla. Drizzle the chicken in each tortilla with Thai peanut sauce. Then top with cilantro and green onions.

Serve immediately.

Thai Chicken Tacos |
Thai Chicken Tacos |
Thai Chicken Tacos |

filed in Chicken, Entrees

About Ali

Ali Ebright is a freelance recipe developer and food writer/photographer, and blogs at Gimme Some Oven and Gimme Some Life. She also loves all things music, traveling near and far, actually making things from Pinterest, cozying up with a good book and her sweet pup, Henry, and spending time with a wonderful group of friends. Come say hello and follow Ali on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+ & Instagram.

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44 thoughts on “Thai Chicken Tacos

  1. I cannot stop making these. Someone, please send help. They are delicious and I cannot and will not stop making them.

    - Surys

  2. Just made these including the peanut sauce. My family is still asking why I hadn’t made these before. Beyond yummy!!
    Thank you!! This will be a new staple in our home!

    - Sury

  3. Hi Ali! I had been dying to try making your famous peanut sauce and I must admit it lived up to the hype. It was a huge hit. The tacos however, were a little dry – any recommendation on seasoning the cabbage/sprouts? I marinated the chicken for four hours and the soy/rice vinegar flavor that I love didn’t seem to hold up. I just had to use sooo much peanut sauce I was wondering about a modification. Love your blog – Thanks!

    - Lauren Passilla

  4. These look so gorgeous and vibrant, Ali!

    - Shaina

  5. These look absolutely wonderful. Tacos are by far one of my favorite things to eat. Yum!

    - Jennie @themessybakerblog

  6. Woah Mamma! These look amazing Ali! That photo. Wow.

    - Paula - bell'alimento

  7. these are getting made in our house VERY soon!

    - natalie@thesweetslife

  8. Love this! And 15 min recipes are much needed in this house!

    - Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious

  9. So colorful! I love it! I think I will try this with fish after my 40 day vegetarian challenge is complete. :)

    - Alley @ Alley's Recipe Book

  10. These look fantastic! I love any rendition of the taco and these are a fun twist!!

    - kelley {mountain mama cooks}

  11. Oh my, you’ve got to love a quick meal that only looks complicated. These are beautiful :)

    - Nutmeg Nanny

  12. Love the flavours in these!

    - Kathryn

  13. I’m dying here — these look ah-mazing!!!

    - Tara @ Unsophisticook

  14. Although I would’ve been excited to see Thai Chicken Pizza, my laziness thanks you for these tacos instead! Heehee I’m so busy at college that waiting for dough to rise is typically too much for my impatient self. Tacos, however, are PERFECT for dinner! YUMMM!

    Enjoy your weekend!

    - Jess @ On Sugar Mountain

  15. I just completely died right now.

    - Bev @ Bev Cooks

  16. Oh my word….. MUST. HAVE. NOW. They look awesome!

    - Sommer@ASpicyPerspective

  17. Gorgeous! And so fresh! It makes Spring feel like it’s already here!

    - DessertForTwo

  18. Easy, tasty and pretty?! Perfect! :)

    - Rachel @ Baked by Rachel

  19. I have to admit that I’ve never had Thai chicken anything. I don’t know why, it actually sounds quite yummy! And these tacos are beautiful. Pizza is always great but I think I’d be happy with these. :)

    - Erin @ Texanerin Baking

  20. There is nothing better than thai chicken anything! These are gorgeous Ali!

    - Megan {Country Cleaver}

  21. Gorgeous pictures of the bright colours in this dish! I totally agree about peanut sauce – I’ve never had a savory peanut dish I didn’t like. Love the idea of using it in these tacos!

    - Natalie @ Once Upon a Cutting Board

  22. Just ate some buffalo chicken pizza for dinner, but now I have a serious craving for Thai tacos! These are gorgeous!

    - Karly

  23. Good one, sometimes I don’t feel like waiting for a pizza dough :) Yummy combination of flavors.

    - Marta @ What should I eat for breakfast today

  24. This is hands down the most delicious looking chicken tacos I’ve ever seen! That sauce will haunt me until I make it.. I just know it!

    - Laurie {SimplyScratch}

  25. Yum! I love thai food, and have made a thai pizza but never tacos. These look supreme!

    - aimee @ like mother like daughter

  26. In love with these tacos, Ali! Such a great idea!

    - Laura (Tutti Dolci)

  27. Peanut sauce to me is the king of all sauces. It can make anything taste good. Taco’s are a regular thing in my household and I am excited to switch up the flavors with this recipe. I am gonna make it for dinner tonight!

    - Nicole @ Young, Broke and Hungry

  28. These look great! I was going to make a Thai chicken salad tonight!

    - Angie

  29. The combination of colours look amazing a perfect recipe for spring. And the photographs are beautiful too :)

    - Jill

  30. These look really yummy and I love the bright colors! I have got to try these out!

    - Sundee

  31. Seriously – I need these right now!!

    - Deborah

  32. YUM! I have made a version of these before, and yes they are SO delicious! I think I would eat that peanut sauce off a table though. Your photos are gorgeous!

    - Marie @ Little Kitchie

  33. These might be the most gorgeous tacos I’ve ever seen! Delicious too! :)

    - Kelly

  34. These look great Ali and I love the flavor combo. I always set out to make something and then change my mind right before I cook to something easier.

    - Meagan @ A Zesty Bite

  35. Perfect idea, I love this! I actually might make a grocery run to make these tonight!

    - Cassie | Bake Your Day

  36. Love these flavors and tacos are my favorite!

    - Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen

  37. Oh my! I just got excited looking at these pictures! Thai Chicken Tacos!!! That is amazing!

    - Tieghan

  38. Oh my these are making me hungry!!!!

    - Aimee @ ShugarySweets

  39. Yes yes yes!!!!! I love these!

    - Liz @ The Lemon Bowl